Operational Excellence

Benefits of a Building Information Modeling System

Written By: Ray Waldron
October 19, 2023
5 min read

Building information modeling systems provide stakeholders with a 3D model of a built environment, along with a wealth of critical data on the project. A building information model (BIM) enables all parties to access accurate visualizations and a single repository of important operational data on things like project systems and site geography. As a result, building information modeling systems promote better design, planning, collaboration, execution, and decision-making.

Data connectivity and integration are essential for an effective building information modeling system. In addition to software that provides 3D visualizations, building information modeling technology requires solutions that can easily connect all the software, systems, and data sets used by designers, architects, engineers, contractors, and building managers.

As a Dynamic Workplace Management platform, Quickbase leverages no-code application development to provide construction, site selection, resource management, and facility management software solutions that support and connect BIM software. With Quickbase, teams can easily unify diverse data sources and technologies while tailoring applications to the specific needs of each project, ensuring that all stakeholders have the insights they need.

How a BIM process works

Building information modeling systems are used throughout the lifecycle of a project to improve clarity, communication, and efficiency in every process.

  • In the planning stages, a BIM building management platform enables various teams to access visualizations and data that inform, guide, and simplify project plans.

  • During the design phase, building information modeling systems assist with conceptual design, analysis, and documentation. BIM solutions help organize designs, analyze logistics, streamline scheduling, and deliver critical information to all parties.

  • During construction, BIM built environment software makes the latest project plans, blueprints, schedules, and other documents available to every contractor and team.

  • Once buildings are operational, the detailed visualizations and centralized information of a building information modeling system serve as a facilities management platform, streamlining and enhancing operations, maintenance, repairs, safety, and capital improvements.

Managing a building information modeling system with Quickbase

Quickbase no-code tools empower team members with little or no coding experience to create, connect, and customize software solutions that fix visibility and workflow gaps. With Quickbase, any member of any team can create sophisticated applications that address the inefficiencies and challenges they see every day.

As the ideal companion for building information modeling systems, Quickbase delivers essential capabilities for planning, designing, constructing, and managing built environments.

  • Centralized documentation. Quickbase brings all information together in one centralized place, enabling teams to see, connect, and control complex workflows.

  • End-to-end visibility. Quickbase integrates systems to provide teams with a 360° view of complex projects to mitigate risk, reduce waste, and avoid unexpected costs.

  • Continuous improvement. Quickbase’s no-code app development allows teams to continuously improve their most complex business applications without the traditional cost of developing, maintaining, or deploying software.

  • Automated workflows. Quickbase integrates existing technologies and data sources, providing building information modeling systems with the connectivity and information needed to power highly accurate 3D visualizations.

  • Personalized dashboards. With Quickbase, every user can access real-time, actionable insights through personalized dashboards that deliver role-based insights to help solve problems and improve processes every day.

Quickbase solutions for BIM systems

Along with no-code tools for creating and modifying software, Quickbase provides a broad range of templates and preconfigured solutions that support and augment a building information modeling system.

  • Construction management software. Deliver projects on budget and on time with less risk and waste, using custom software adapted for the way each team works.

  • Real estate portfolio software. Confidently manage every stage of built environment projects with greater connectivity, efficiency, integration, and security.

  • Project management tools. Visualize and automate every workflow, process, and task from design to close out with custom project management tools.

  • Budget and financial management. Access real-time, accurate financial information to manage expenses, cut costs, and maximize profits.

  • Site selection & evaluation. Choose the best location every time and make portfolio planning decisions using real-time data. Model the impact of openings to maximize the capital return on portfolio-level decisions.

  • Resource management. Balance workloads, reduce costs, and build the right labor plan for upcoming projects.

  • Work order management. Save time with streamlined work order management. Instantly see the financial impact of changes as they occur.

  • Subcontractor management. Simplify subcontractor selection by connecting information across systems. Collect all subcontractor performance metrics in a single spot to consistently track and analyze performance.

  • Supply chain management. Fine-tune processes to reduce supply chain disruption and increase efficiency.

  • Field services. Give field service teams the tools they need to track client and project information from any location and on any device.

  • Real estate contract management. Manage all contracts from one location, including property agreements, leases, customer, and vendor contracts.

Why customers choose Quickbase

Quickbase’s no-code development platform empowers problem-solvers with any amount of technical experience to create, connect, and customize applications that address workflow gaps and fix visibility issues.

With 20+ years of experience empowering non-coders to build sophisticated software, Quickbase has developed a proven governance framework and a set of integrated tools that allow users throughout a business to create software in a secure, controlled, and disciplined fashion, with help and supervision from IT.

To ensure the security of new software and modifications, Quickbase provides powerful administrative functions, two-step authentication, advanced data encryption, and compliance with strong security standards. A governance framework allows IT teams to constantly monitor what software is being developed, what systems are being integrated, and who is working on each project. With business enablement services and technical support 24/7, Quickbase helps companies successfully implement Dynamic Workplace Management and workflow automation in a programmatic, controlled way.


What is a building information modeling system?

A building information modeling system, or BIM, provides a three-dimensional visualization of a built environment along with data and workflows that simplify planning, design, construction, and management of a physical structure.

What are the advantages of a building information modeling system?

By providing all stakeholders with an accurate visual representation of a built environment as well as a central repository for up-to-date information, building information modeling systems enhance collaboration among teams, increase accuracy, minimize surprises and rework, and improve analytics for design, construction, and troubleshooting.

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Written By: Ray Waldron

Ray Waldron is an Associate Content Marketing Manager at Quickbase.